BRISBANE: Pakistan will play Zimbabwe on Sunday in a crucial Pool B match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba.
The Pakistan Television (PTV) Sports will telecast the match live from 8:30 am Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
— PTV Sports Official (@PTVSp0rts) February 28, 2015
Pakistan had to face defeat against the defending champions and arch-rivals India in their opening match of the tournament and then easily lost to West Indies in their second game as well.
Therefore, Misbah-ul-Haq’s men desperately need to win against Zimbabwe if they want to stay alive in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 tourney.
“I think this is a chance for us to just get our confidence back. Zimbabwe is a very good side, everybody knows that they can really come good on any given day. But I think it’s our chance,” Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said.
It is likely that Pakistan will make two changes to the playing eleven. The leg-spinner Yasir Shah will be likely playing against opponents that have traditionally struggled against quality wrist SPIN. The wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed should also be restored to the top of the order in place of Younis Khan.
Misbah-ul-Haq*, Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Adil, Haris Sohail, Muhammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal†, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Younis Khan
E Chigumbura*, RW Chakabva†, TL Chatara, CJ Chibhabha, CR Ervine, T Kamungozi, H Masakadza, S Matsikenyeri, SF Mire, T Mupariwa, T Panyangara, Sikandar Raza, BRM Taylor†, P Utseya, SC Williams